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Police Officer John Carter Scroggins | Kilgore Police Department, Texas Kilgore Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

John Carter Scroggins

Kilgore Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, December 12, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 12/11/1937

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Apprehended

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Officer John Scroggins succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while directing traffic at the scene of an accident on Longview-Kilgore Highway. A suspect was arrested shortly after the incident and was charged with murder after Officer Scroggins died.

Officer Scroggins had served with the Kilgore Police Department for 5 years. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, brother, and three sisters. He is buried in Huntington Cemetery, near Lufkin, Texas.

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Carter Scroggins is my great grandfather you was killed doing a job he loved he is missed everyday by grandfather I wish I could of met this wonderful man thank you grandpa for protecting everyone when you here . I will see you again Love your great grand daughter Christy Jean Scroggins Grimes

Christy Scroggins Grimes
great grand daughter
November 14, 2015


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